Detectives are investigating a spate of burglaries in south Armagh at the weekend.

Detective Sergeant Bell said: “A total of six burglaries were reported in the space of just a few hours on Saturday night, 29 September. Four of the properties were on Father McFadden Terrace in Crossmaglen, while another in St Monina Park and a sixth on the Drumintee Road in Killeavy were also targeted.

In each case it appears as though the thieves entered the homes while they were unoccupied and stole jewellery and other valuables.

I am appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have captured dashcam footage in the area between 7pm and 10pm on Saturday night to please get in touch by calling 101.”

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

Responding to the news Newry and Armagh  MLA Megan Featon has urged all to be extra vigilant.

“It is disappointing to hear of these recent spate of criminal activity in the south Armagh area.

Those who enter people’s homes to rob and destroy care nothing about the impact their actions have on the victims of their anti community crimes. I urge all to be extra vigilant.

Those who carry out these attack’s on our communities need to be apprehended and face the full rigours of the law”

Slieve Gullion area Councillor Terry Hearty echoing his colleagues comments said “The selfish individuals and gangs involved in these criminal acts need to be caught. I would ask that anyone spotting any type of strange behaviour to report it immediately. These thieves have shown that they are content to rob and plunder and cause fear within our families and communities”.

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